Curious Ozarkan cures
August 27, 2009

There were very few physicians in the Ozarks of the late 19th to early 20th century, but there were medicine women or "granny- women" who served the area. Many residents used folk remedies they had inherited from the past. Some worked, some worked despite their toxicity and some didn't work at all. Here are some unusual and strange folk medicines and remedies used in the early Ozarks:

From the commentary by Jeff Barber, MU Extension Service for Silver Threads, August/September 2009 edition

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